Broader horizons

first_imgState Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has been on a mission in recent years to pass a bill allowing illegal immigrants to obtain California driver’s licenses. He almost succeeded at it two years ago, when Gov. Gray Davis was fighting for his job and signed any legislation that might earn him more votes in the recall election. That was quashed in a deal that soured with the current governor. In any case, the dedication to the cause earned Cedillo the moniker of “One-Bill Gil.” But Cedillo has outgrown that nickname this year by broadening his political horizons. Cedillo is taking on the issue of homelessness, which affects his downtown district quite seriously. He is currently in New York City, leading a delegation that will study the Big Apple’s success with reducing homelessness in Times Square. The senator intends to introduce a number of new bills that will address some of Los Angeles’ homeless problems, such as so-called “dumping” of homeless people on Skid Row and crackdowns on drug sales. It’s good to see Cedillo turn his attention to other important issues. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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